Five Great Winter Hikes in Big Sur

Five Great Winter Hikes in Big Sur

By Meade Fischer • Photos by Bob Burd Most people have put away their hiking boots by this time of year and will forget about them until fair weather returns. But for those willing to put slick sole to muddy trail year-round, the area around the Ventana Wilderness in Big Sur offers spectacular winter hiking. Free from the fog apron and camera-toting hordes that descend every summer, the famous coastline in the winter offers 400 miles of trail, boundless solitude and equally unimpeded views. Many of the day hikes along the northern Big Sur coast are always enjoyable, but the hikes below are especially compelling during the winter months. East Molera Trail to Post Summit (strenuous), Andrew Molera State Park For the sure-footed, the East Molera Trail to Post Summit makes for an excellent day’s journey. The trail is an approximately eight-mile round trip to the 3400-foot Post Summit with...
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